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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • County Commission approves support for Thanksgiving dinner

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  • Pratt County Commissioners Charles Rinke, Dwight Adams and Joe Reynolds unanimously voted to initially provide $500 toward the purchase of food for the Pratt Community Thanksgiving Dinner this year.
    Tiffany Ailstock, RSVP director, approached commissioners about a donation to help fund this year's dinner. Ailstock and Jenny Larison are taking over the reins for facilitating the provision of the necessary food and volunteers for this year's dinner.
    "We have received $125 in donations from the public so far this year," said Ailstock.
    "If you need more money we will consider giving you more," said Adams.
    Rinke said he and his wife have previously attended the community dinner when they were alone for the holiday. This year the entire Rinke family may be in attendance at the celebration. Adams said he has been a volunteer at the function for several years.
    "You should make advance reservations for the dinner," said Ailstock. "However, no one will be refused."
    It was noted there would be meals available for delivery and that officers and prisoners at the local jail facility will be fed.
    In other matters, commissioners:
    • Issued a road-crossing permit to Stafford Farms.
    • Were informed by Environmental Director Dean Staab, the new certification of the landfill has been approved. Additionally, Staab told commissioners since buyers do not want plastics to be left in the sun too long, a pole barn is possibly needed at the Pratt County Recycling Center.
    • Pratt County Road and Bridge Supervisor Randy Phillippi informed commissioners, water line connections at Pratt County Veterans' Memorial Lake were under review.
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